A low-cost and easy to assemble ventilator with a self-inflating bag, is currently being developed to support Portuguese hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic

PNEUMA is an add-on device that automates the self-inflating bag, thus presenting itself as a last resort solution to ventilate patients having difficulty breathing. This field ventilator includes and enhances the main benefits of the self-inflating bag, recognised by healthcare professionals. The device is used regularly in the clinical context, but is now being adapted to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.